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on November 28, 2016

Guest commentary: Can slower-growing chicken be sustainable?

Less reliance on antibiotics and less waste of chicken meat could result if poultry industry adopts slower-growing broiler breeds

The burgeoning trend of slower-growing broiler breeds in the U.S. piqued many attendees’ interest at this year’s Sustainable Agriculture Summit in Atlanta. The buzz was not surprising, considering recent commitments from food service giants Compass Group USA and Aramark to change broiler breeds by 2024.

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